Sep 27, 2010 3:05am EDT
to go. we have to educate ourself to a better economy. education is an economic strategy. you see us being 20th in math and science, we've fallen one generation from first to ninth in college graduates? that's unacceptable. we're paying a terrible price in the economy because we've lost our way educationally. that's why we're pushing so hard for reform. >> there's a lot of money in the reform movement right now. you t most of it. you got billions of dollars. as part of race to the top. president bush started no child left behind. that will be reauthorized, you hope, certainly. where are we with those? you're giving money. but there's a lot more conditions to drive accountability. >> we're not investing in the status quo. with the race to the top, it represen less than 1% of the total k through 12 spending nationally, you see 36 states raising standards,ot dummying down things, not lying to children because of political pressure. most states are removing barriers to innovative schools. eliminate the linking of teacher evaluation and student achievement. it's remarkable progress and co
Sep 27, 2010 2:00am PDT
't stop her. >> working in secret, she'd unravel the truth. it was a big fraud. investors' cash used for simply unbelievable purposes. ♪ you know what to do >> to bank roll celebrity wanna-bes. >> it was a $3 million dress. >> would this daughter's decision to expose a scam mean selling out her own mom? >> they said to me, any investors can get in trouble. >> they could come after your mother at some point. >> a daughter's dilemma. h how painful was that? >> it was hard. >> burned by an offer too good to be true. good evening and welcome to "dateline." in most investment scams victims don't realize what's happened until it's too late but when the woman you'll meet tonight became suspicious about a financial opportunity she had heard about from her mother, she saw a chance to go from investor to investigat investigator. the problem was to help expose a multimillion dollar fraud this daughter would have to risk something far greater than money. ♪ >> becoming a pop superstar isn't easy. talent helps and looks never hurt. but short of winning "american idol" the best career move may
Sep 13, 2010 3:05am EDT
muslim youth in the u.s. that we have seen in europe. are we in danger of proving al qaeda right? i'm a liberal progressive american muslim but when i see that bigotry against my faith, my very identity has become so common place in america that it is a wedge issue in the elections and i can barely control my anger. i can't imagine how the next generation of american muslim youth will react to provocations. what's behind this? >> part of it has to do with the controversy surrounding the islamic community center in lower manhattan. it is true that there are those that oppose the project because they do believe that it will disturb the sensitivities of some 9/11 victims, so i do want to remind everyone in this country we do not define our constitutional rights by how they disturb people's sensitivities. you only have to spend a few minutes at ground zero yesterday and to take in this international anti-muslim zealous that gathered together to spout the most vile racist bigotry to know that this is about something more. anti-muslim sentiment in this country is at unprecedented levels.
Sep 19, 2010 10:00pm PDT
us. i'm ann curry. the story you're about to hear involves a crime that went hidden for years. it centers on a charismatic pastor, called to counsel married couples in trouble. but these young couples were in far more trouble than they realized because this pastor was harboring a secret. here is josh mankiewicz. >> in seattle you'll find a little church. in here, the faithful practice christianity that embraced what could be called the supernatural. could be called the supernatural. they called it super spiritual. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> it was an emotional and visceral faith that believed in hearing prophecies directly from god. part of this story is about god, some of it isn't. >> there is a god and there is a devil. >> and this is the devil? >> yes. >> the evil of christ community church wouldn't start to reveal itself until after the death of 28-year-old dawn hackney, the wife of the youth pastor in a fire the day after christmas 1997. what happened after that would make many question their relationships with each other and with god. >> dawn was al